Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Downside Of Judgmental Cabbies

Even If You're Not An Assh*le, You Should Care That Uber Is Rating You, Adam Savage Found The Coolest Way To Go Incognito To Comic-Con, The Truffle Oil Shuffle, How An Oil Engineer Discovered Auto-Tune And Changed The Music Industry Forever, My Weekend In A Massive Room Full Of The PC Gaming Elite, A Surgeon's POV Of A Complete Knee Replacement
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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WHY WAS THIS A STORY?
Even If You're Not An Assh*le, You Should Care That Uber Is Rating You
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Earlier this week, a newly-discovered hack allowed Uber users to reveal their once-secret passenger rating. While the public has known about the rating system for over a year, media outlets still analyzed the implications. Here's what they had to say.
ONLY TOOK TEN YEARS TO MAKE
Adam Savage Found The Coolest Way To Go Incognito To Comic-Con
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"Coolest" may be a poor choice of words since Mr. Savage nearly passed out from heat exhaustion. Nonetheless, he was the envy of all the con-goers.
THE ONLY FOOD WE CAN'T TAME
The Truffle Oil Shuffle
priceonomics.com
Truffles are the world's most expensive food. Truffle oil sells for around $10 a bottle. For years, both received rock star treatment in the culinary world.
THE GRANDFATHER OF T-PAIN
How An Oil Engineer Discovered Auto-Tune And Changed The Music Industry Forever
businessinsider.com
Before inventing Auto-Tune, the software that would change the music industry forever, Andy Hildebrand was a research scientist in the oil industry.
THEY STILL DRINK BAWLS
My Weekend In A Massive Room Full Of The PC Gaming Elite
kotaku.com
Despite PC gaming's increasingly niche status, Quakcon, one of the largest LAN parties in the world, still draws thousands of gamers to Dallas, Texas every year to hang out in a hangar for three days straight, play games, and (hopefully) enjoy each others' company.
VERY GRAPHIC (BUT ALSO REALLY COOL)
A Surgeon's POV Of A Complete Knee Replacement
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A lot like that cabinet you tried to make in wood shop, a knee replacement requires a ton of specialized cutting jigs (who knew?). Unlike wood shop, the cabinet isn't bleeding profusely.
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HIGH WIRE ACT
Image: Lights flare as Harry Owen of Wales performs on the rings during the Men's All-Around gymnastics competition at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Lights flare as Harry Owen of Wales performs on the rings during the Men's All-Around gymnastics competition at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Credit: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Urban Legends

Why One School District Killed Its Student Laptop Program, How Sitcoms Depict American Cities, Stop Eating Crap And Start Cooking, The Man Who Haunts Israel, Irony, Illustrated, Dissecting The Peerless Editing Of Satoshi Kon
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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ANYONE NEED A BUNCH OF RUINED LAPTOPS?
Why One School District Killed Its Student Laptop Program
arstechnica.com
"There is no more determined hacker… than a 12-year-old who has a computer."
URBAN LEGENDS
How Sitcoms Depict American Cities
theguardian.com
From the suspiciously affordable West Village in "Friends" to the cosmopolitan Huxtable house in "The Cosby Show," sitcoms have shaped our most elemental images of urban America.
STARTUPS WE DIGG SPONSORED
Stop Eating Crap And Start Cooking
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SECOND LIFE
The Man Who Haunts Israel
time.com
Khaled Mashaal was nearly assassinated by Benjamin Netanyahu. Then Israel's Prime Minister was forced to bring the Hamas leader back to life. Now their deadly history hangs over the conflict that roils the Middle East.
ISN'T IT IRONIC? NO, IT'S COINCIDENCE
Irony, Illustrated
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Irony. The term people love to use... incorrectly. On TV, in literature, between friends — people misapply and misuse the word a million times a day. But now finally there's an illustrated guide explaining the difference between irony and mere coincidence.
LOST ART
Dissecting The Peerless Editing Of Satoshi Kon
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Four years after his passing, we still haven't quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time.
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LIKE THE OLYMPICS, BUT HALF THE WORLD DOESN'T CARE
Image: Canada's Pierre-Luc Theriault prepares to play a return to Uganda's Gilton Chelibe Charlotte in the Men's Table Tennis singles at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Canada's Pierre-Luc Theriault prepares to play a return to Uganda's Gilton Chelibe Charlotte in the Men's Table Tennis singles at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Credit: AP Photo/Peter Morrison
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Comcast Confessions

Comcast Confessions, The X-Rated History Of 'Boom-Chicka-Wah-Wah', This Guy Plays Techno On A Toy Trumpet And It's Actually Really Good, The First Map Of The Ocean Floor, This Is, Without A Doubt, The Worst Way To Teach Kids Math, Welcome To Williston, North Dakota: America's New Gold Rush City
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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WHEN EVERY CALL IS A SALES CALL
Comcast Confessions
theverge.com
More than 100 Comcast employees spoke to The Verge about life inside the nation's largest cable and broadband company.
HOW SEX GOT ITS SOUNDTRACK
The X-Rated History Of 'Boom-Chicka-Wah-Wah'
salon.com
From "Deep Throat" to "Cafe Flesh," the stories behind the sultry tunes that define our famous sex scenes.
TECHNO SANS TECHNOLOGY
This Guy Plays Techno On A Toy Trumpet And It's Actually Really Good
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If you know one techno song, it's this one. You've just never heard it played like this before.
DEEP SEA HISTORY
The First Map Of The Ocean Floor
moreintelligentlife.com
More than a pretty picture, this hand-drawn map of the ocean floor changed a way of thinking.
DOESN'T ADD UP
This Is, Without A Doubt, The Worst Way To Teach Kids Math
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Memorizing a multiplication table seems like the worst possible experience when you're in third grade. But leave your kid in a room with this rambling lunatic and they'll be begging to get placed into high school trigonometry.
'JUST LIKE THE KLONDIKE'
Welcome To Williston, North Dakota: America's New Gold Rush City
theguardian.com
The most expensive place to rent new housing in the U.S. isn't Miami, LA or even New York. Thanks to the fracking boom, it's Williston, North Dakota, where Walmart pays $20/hour and new arrivals sleep in shipping containers. How does a city cope with a modern-day gold rush?
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UP SH*T'S CREEK
Image: Small boats sit on the shore of Guanabara Bay across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio dumps almost 70 percent of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters, which fouls the bay with human waste and floating debris.
Small boats sit on the shore of Guanabara Bay across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio dumps almost 70 percent of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters, which fouls the bay with human waste and floating debris. Credit: AP Image: Felipe Dana
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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Wheelie Good Timing

The Inside Story Of An American Aviation Disaster — And Miracle, How To Find Your Uber Passenger Rating, What You Missed This Weekend, Here's A Teaser For The 'Simpsons'/'Family Guy' Crossover, How Secret Societies Stay Hidden On The Internet, Man Rides Wheelie Alongside Tour De France Victory Toast
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Monday, July 28, 2014
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WHAT A PLANE CRASH FEELS LIKE
The Inside Story Of An American Aviation Disaster — And Miracle
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In 1989, United 232 crash-landed, splintered apart and burst into flames: 184 of 296 people lived. Here's the story.
THE NEW GPA
How To Find Your Uber Passenger Rating
medium.com
Use the following steps to find your rating. Uber is currently trying to fix it, so hurry!
DIGG PICKS
What You Missed This Weekend
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Fighting resumes in Gaza, an Italian wins in France and an old Gray Lady thinks you should be able to legally smoke marijuana.
THIS... THIS COULD WORK
Here's A Teaser For The 'Simpsons'/'Family Guy' Crossover
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Homer has trouble setting up cutaways.
FACEBOOK REQUESTS FROM DEAD MEN
How Secret Societies Stay Hidden On The Internet
theatlantic.com
Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club — or something like it — at New York University.
WHEELIE GOOD TIMING
Man Rides Wheelie Alongside Tour De France Victory Toast
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Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali was just enjoying a celebratory glass of champagne with his teammates when one man saw his chance to wheelie his way into history.
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SAND STORM
Image: Pedestrians and beachgoers stand on the shore near Venice Beach as lifeguards, right, bring in a swimmer rescued from the water after a lightening strike Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday.
Pedestrians and beachgoers stand on the shore near Venice Beach as lifeguards, right, bring in a swimmer rescued from the water after a lightening strike Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday. Credit: AP Photo/Steve Christensen
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